GSA Proposal Rejection

Learn how Blackfyre, a leading GSA Schedule consulting firm, can help you overcome GSA Proposal rejection and strategically plan for successful resubmission.

GSA Proposal Rejection: An Insightful View

Welcome to our latest installment here at Blackfyre, where we aim to be your guiding hand in all your GSA Federal Schedule dealings. In this post, we endeavor to delve into the murky waters of proposal rejection under the recently implemented GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation. Let's break down the situation and its potential impact on your business:

Understanding GSA Proposal Rejection

If you've been dealing with the GSA, you might be already aware that the MAS Consolidation came into effect on October 1, 2019. The aim of this new provision was to transition all legacy schedule contracts into a single, streamlined MAS. With this shift, however, came an increase in the rate of proposal rejections arising from various factors encompassing errors, incomplete information, or issues of compatibility with the new consolidated format.

Common Reasons for Proposal Rejection

When dealing with GSA proposals, rejections may stem from a range of reasons: system errors, inadequate or incorrect documentation, issues with pricing, or failure to fulfill terms under the new consolidated MAS format. An optimal way to deal with this is to comprehend the specific reasons cited in the rejection notice and then aim to tackle them effectively.

The Impact of MAS Consolidation

The MAS Consolidation has been a gamechanger in the world of GSA Schedules. By converging 24 individual GSA Schedules into a single schedule, the mechanics of proposal submission and review have undergone a significant transformation. If you're a company that submitted their proposals under the pre-established schedules before October 1st, there is a risk you might face rejection if your proposals fail to meet the requirements of this new solicitation.

Resubmitting Your Proposal: An Essential Guide

If you have experienced a proposal rejection, remember, the failure is not final. Although GSA cannot reverse a rejection once it has occurred, you have the opportunity to resubmit your proposal at any moment under the new MAS Solicitation. This, however, requires revisiting your proposal – refining it to align more closely with the updated requisites and formatting rulebook.

How Blackfyre Can Help

Navigating the complexities of proposal resubmission can prove to be a daunting task. However, as a leading player in the field of GSA Schedule consulting, Blackfyre offers to guide you through these choppy waters. Our services are threefold:

  • Proposal Review and Assessment: We analyze the reasons for rejection and identify areas that can be improved or corrected.
  • Strategic Resubmission Planning: We provide advice on the necessary changes to meet the new MAS requirements and strategically plan your resubmission.
  • Full Proposal Development: We assist in the preparation of your new proposal, ensuring it fits the consolidated MAS format and is poised for acceptance.


A proposal rejection can be a major setback, but it's a hurdle surmountable with the right guidance and strategy. Blackfyre remains steadfast in supporting your business through this transition, enlightening you on the implications of the MAS Consolidation and ensuring your resubmission sees success.

The transition to the consolidated GSA MAS Contract may be challenging, but it also offers priceless opportunities to streamline your offerings and align with a new, simplified structure. Contact Blackfyre today to discuss how we can optimize your strategy for success in the federal marketplace.

Pedro has extensive background as a Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist, has worked across seven federal agencies, managing contracts totaling over $1 billion in the professional and tech sectors. His notable tenure includes serving with the DoD/DARPA during the inception of their robotics program. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in initiating the Cyber Special Item Number (SIN) within the GSA's IT Schedule 70 as a Team Lead. After graduating from Harvard, he started Blackfyre to help you win your next contract.

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